Employment opportunities

Allied health and health science careers and opportunities     

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) employs motivated and dynamic individuals in the following professions:

  • Therapy assistants
  • Audiology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Health promotion
  • Medical imaging
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sonography
  • Speech pathology.

Allied health professionals at WACHS provide a full range of services across the continuum of care, include preventative, acute, rehabilitation and palliative care. There are opportunities to work in a specialised field of healthcare or as a generalist practitioner.

Allied health teams operate in hospital, community, mental health and aged care settings in country Western Australia. They typically provide services to the town in which they reside, as well as outreach services to surrounding communities. 

A career in allied health with WACHS is full of opportunity. You can:

  • Work across a range of areas: inpatients, outpatients, community and primary health services.
  • See clients across a lifespan.
  • Be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work and live in friendly communities and travel within regions.

Allied health team locations

WACHS is the sole provider of public health services in regional Western Australia. There are over 70 hospitals, clinics, and services in community health, mental health and aged care. 

WACHS allied health professionals are typically based in regional or district centres. Major sites include (but are not limited to): 

  • Kimberley:  Broome, Kununurra, Derby, Halls CreekMap of all regions in WA including Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and South West.
  • Pilbara: Port Hedland, Karratha, Newman, Tom Price
  • Midwest: Geraldton, Carnarvon
  • Goldfields: Kalgoorlie, Esperance
  • Wheatbelt: Northam, Narrogin, Merredin, Moora
  • South West: Bunbury, Collie, Busselton, Manjimup
  • Great Southern: Albany, Katanning, Denmark.

Salaries and benefits 

Further information about the salaries and benefits offered to WACHS employees can be found here.

How to apply

All permanent and contract allied health positions within WACHS are advertised online at JobsWA. Simply type your discipline in the keyword text field and click search.

For positions in the disciplines of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, and dietetics, please apply to the relevant recruitment pool. For more information about the WACHS allied health recruitment pools, click here.

Last Updated: 03/01/2024